We really wanted to come up with a neat Rebel shirt and man, did I struggle on this one for awhile!! If you think about it, the schools mascot is not an animal so it really limits you as far as designs go. And people have such strong feelings one way or another about the Rebel flag, that I didnt want to go that route either. I started out by trying to research what was currently out there....mainly a lot of interlocking WM's, footballs, etc. I didn't want to limit this shirt to just an ole football t-shirt. I wanted something that would be good for any sport or no sport at all!! I liked the idea of trying to come up with a vintage/retro shirt featuring the Johnny Rebel or the Colonel Rebel. I had friends send me images out of old yearbooks,
(this was from the Class of '57!!)I reached old civil war pics,
My first thought was to do some type of old portrait looking shirt of the Colonel Rebel.
Then, one day, I was wearing one of Brents old Wheeties shirts and I kept thinking how soft it felt and how I loved how faded it was. This really got me thinking and sketching.....voila- this drawing appeared!!
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